2005 GMC Sierra Owner's Manual

2005 GMC Sierra owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
GMC
Model:
Sierra
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
3.46 MB

Table of Contents

2005 GMC Sierra Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
10
Power Lumbar
11
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
14
Seatback Latches
14
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
15
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
16
Safety Belts
17
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
17
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Driver Position
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Right Front Passenger Position
31
Center Passenger Position
31
Rear Seat Passengers
33
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
36
Safety Belt Extender
38
Child Restraints
39
Older Children
39
Infants and Young Children
41
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Top Strap
49
Top Strap Anchor Location
51
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
53
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
55
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
56
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
58
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Crew Cab)
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Regular and Extended Cab) (With Airbag Off Switch)
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Regular and Extended Cab) (With Passenger Sensing System)
68
Airbag System
72
Where Are the Airbags?
74
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
75
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
77
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
77
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
78
Airbag Off Switch
79
Passenger Sensing System
82
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
86
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Restraint System Check
88
Checking Your Restraint Systems
88
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
88
Features and Controls
91
Keys
93
Remote Keyless Entry System
94
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
95
Doors and Locks
98
Door Locks
98
Power Door Locks
99
Delayed Locking
100
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
100
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
103
Lockout Protection
103
Rear Doors
104
Tailgate
105
Windows
106
Manual Windows
106
Power Windows
107
Swing-Out Windows
108
Sliding Rear Window
108
Sun Visors
108
Theft-Deterrent Systems
109
Content Theft-Deterrent
109
Passlock®
111
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
111
New Vehicle Break-In
111
Ignition Positions
112
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
113
Starting Your Engine
113
Engine Coolant Heater
115
Automatic Transmission Operation
116
Tow/Haul Mode
119
Manual Transmission Operation
122
Four-Wheel Drive
127
Parking Brake
138
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
139
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
141
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
142
Parking Over Things That Burn
142
Engine Exhaust
143
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
144
Mirrors
145
Manual Rearview Mirror
145
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
145
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
148
Outside Manual Mirrors
150
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
151
Outside West Coast-Type Mirrors
151
Outside Power Mirrors
152
Outside Power Camper-Type Mirror
152
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
152
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
153
Outside Curb View Assist Mirrors
153
Outside Convex Mirror
154
Outside Heated Mirrors
154
OnStar® System
154
HomeLink® Transmitter
156
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
157
Storage Areas
160
Glove Box
160
Cupholder(s)
160
Coinholder(s)
160
Front Storage Area
161
Center Console Storage Area
161
Tonneau Cover
161
Sunroof
163
Vehicle Personalization
164
Memory Seat
164
Instrument Panel
167
Instrument Panel Overview
170
Hazard Warning Flashers
172
Other Warning Devices
172
Horn
172
Tilt Wheel
173
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
173
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
174
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
175
Flash-to-Pass
175
Windshield Wipers
175
Windshield Washer
176
Cruise Control
176
Headlamps
179
Headlamps on Reminder
180
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
180
Automatic Headlamp System
181
Fog Lamps
182
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp
183
Instrument Panel Brightness
183
Dome Lamps
183
Dome Lamp Override
184
Entry Lighting
184
Exit Lighting
184
Front Reading Lamps
184
Cargo Lamp
185
Accessory Power Outlets
185
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
186
Climate Controls
187
Climate Control System
187
Dual Climate Control System
188
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
191
Outlet Adjustment
196
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
197
Instrument Panel Cluster
198
Speedometer and Odometer
199
Trip Odometer
199
Tachometer
199
Safety Belt Reminder Light
199
Airbag Readiness Light
200
Airbag Off Light
200
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
202
Battery Warning Light
204
Voltmeter Gage
204
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
205
Brake System Warning Light
205
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
207
Traction Off Light
207
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
208
Transmission Temperature Gage
209
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
210
Oil Pressure Gage
213
Security Light
214
Cruise Control Light
214
Highbeam On Light
214
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
214
Tow/Haul Mode Light
215
Overdrive Disable (Allison Transmission® Only)
215
Fuel Gage
215
Low Fuel Warning Light
216
Driver Information Center (DIC)
216
DIC Operation and Displays
217
DIC Warnings and Messages
220
DIC Vehicle Customization
229
Audio System(s)
235
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
235
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
236
AM-FM Radio
236
Radio with CD
239
Radio with Cassette and CD
249
Radio with Six-Disc CD
264
Rear Seat Entertainment System
277
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
288
Theft-Deterrent Feature
289
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
290
Radio Reception
291
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
291
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
292
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
292
Fixed Mast Antenna
293
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
293
Chime Level Adjustment
293
Driving Your Vehicle
295
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
296
Defensive Driving
296
Drunken Driving
296
Control of a Vehicle
299
Braking
299
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
300
Braking in Emergencies
302
Traction Assist System (TAS)
302
Manual Selectable Ride
304
Locking Rear Axle
305
Steering
306
QUADRASTEER™
308
Off-Road Recovery
311
Passing
311
Loss of Control
313
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
314
Driving at Night
329
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
330
City Driving
333
Freeway Driving
334
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
335
Highway Hypnosis
336
Hill and Mountain Roads
336
Winter Driving
338
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
342
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
342
Recovery Hooks
343
Loading Your Vehicle
344
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
350
Truck-Camper Loading Information
354
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
356
Towing
356
Towing Your Vehicle
356
Recreational Vehicle Towing
356
Trailer Recommendations
361
Towing a Trailer
362
Power Take-Off (PTO)
392
Service and Appearance Care
395
Service
398
Doing Your Own Service Work
399
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
400
Fuel
400
Gasoline Octane
400
Gasoline Specifications
401
California Fuel
401
Additives
401
Fuel E-85 (85% Ethanol)
402
Fuels in Foreign Countries
403
Filling Your Tank
404
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
406
Checking Things Under the Hood
406
Hood Release
407
Engine Compartment Overview
408
Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine)
414
Engine Oil Life System (Gasoline Engine)
417
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
419
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Except Allison Transmission®)
421
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission®)
424
Manual Transmission Fluid
427
Hydraulic Clutch
428
Engine Coolant
429
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
431
Engine Overheating
431
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (V8 Engines Only)
433
Cooling System
434
Engine Fan Noise
439
Power Steering Fluid
440
Windshield Washer Fluid
442
Brakes
443
Battery
446
Jump Starting
447
Rear Axle
452
Four-Wheel Drive
452
Front Axle
454
Noise Control System
455
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
455
Bulb Replacement
456
Halogen Bulbs
456
Headlamps
457
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
458
Roof Marker Lamps
459
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
461
Pickup Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
463
Taillamps
463
Replacement Bulbs
465
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
466
Tires
466
Tire Sidewall Labelling
468
Tire Terminology and Definitions
471
Inflation - Tire Pressure
473
Dual Tire Operation
476
Tire Inspection and Rotation
477
When It Is Time for New Tires
479
Buying New Tires
480
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
481
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
482
Wheel Replacement
482
Tire Chains
484
If a Tire Goes Flat
485
Changing a Flat Tire
486
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
487
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
491
Secondary Latch System
499
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
503
Spare Tire
506
Appearance Care
506
Fabric/Carpet
507
Vinyl
508
Leather
508
Instrument Panel
509
Interior Plastic Components
509
Glass Surfaces
509
Care of Safety Belts
509
Weatherstrips
509
Washing Your Vehicle
510
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
510
Finish Care
510
Windshield and Wiper Blades
511
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
511
Tires
512
Sheet Metal Damage
512
Finish Damage
512
Underbody Maintenance
513
Chemical Paint Spotting
513
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
513
Vehicle Identification
514
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
514
Service Parts Identification Label
515
Electrical System
515
Add-On Electrical Equipment
515
Windshield Wiper Fuses
515
Power Windows and Other Power Options
516
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
516
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
516
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
518
Underhood Fuse Block
519
Capacities and Specifications
524
Maintenance Schedule
529
Maintenance Schedule
530
Introduction
530
Maintenance Requirements
530
Your Vehicle and the Environment
530
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
530
Scheduled Maintenance
532
Additional Required Services
534
Maintenance Footnotes
536
Owner Checks and Services
538
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000km)
539
At Each Fuel Fill
539
At Least Once a Month
539
At Least Once a Year
540
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
542
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
545
Maintenance Record
546
Customer Assistance and Information
549
Customer Assistance and Information
550
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
550
Online Owner Center
551
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
552
Customer Assistance Offices
552
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
553
Roadside Assistance Program
553
Courtesy Transportation
555
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
557
Reporting Safety Defects
558
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
558
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
559
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
559
Service Publications Ordering Information
559
Index
561

FAQ about the 2005 GMC Sierra Manual

What contains the 2005 Sierra manual?

The GMC Sierra owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by GMC to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the GMC Sierra. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a GMC Sierra 2005 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your GMC Sierra
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Sierra owners can do

Where to download the 2005 GMC Sierra Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the GMC Sierra year 2005 free?

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The GMC Sierra (2005) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2005 is available in English.

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